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7 April 2017 09:40AM
Gina Hyams

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its second annual Members’ Art Show featuring oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and sculpture made by 41 Academy community members. On Saturday, April 22, there will be an opening reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the show will remain on display through May 7. Gallery hours will be Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and the artworks are for sale; prices range from $100 to $2,400 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Academy.

Volunteers Barbara Lax and Leslie Gabosh are co-curating this exhibition; Lynn Rothenberg and Norma Cohen are also members of the Academy Gallery Committee. “When we decided to do this show in 2016, it was a bit of an experiment, a gift from the Academy to its talented members in the visual arts. We hoped that members would take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their work. We really didn’t know how it would be received,” said Lax. “It has only taken one year for the excitement of the show to spread. So many new members have joined just so that they could be part of this year’s show. The exhibition turned out to be a wonderful way for artists to meet other artists in the community.”

The artists to be featured in the Members’ Art Show include Julia Aneshansley (Germantown, NY), Fern Apfel (Kinderhook, NY), Steve Bakunas (Spencertown, NY), Richard Bazelow (Millbrook, NY), Gordon Brawn (East Chatham, NY), Betzie Bendis (Ancram, NY), Arlene Boehm (Hudson, NY), Kay Castelle (Great Barrington, MA), Norma Cohen (Canaan, NY), Diane Fader (Kinderhook, NY), Stuart Farmery (Ghent, NY), Leslie Gabosh (Spencertown, NY), Rae Gilson (New Lebanon, NY), Patricia Gravett (Craryville, NY), Judy Grunberg (Valatie, NY), Valerie Hoffman (Elizaville NY), Linda Horn (Spencertown, NY), Karen Hummel (Stuyvesant, NY), Marybeth Ketz (Hudson, NY), Alan Knight (Duanesburg, NY), Maria Kolodziej-Zincio (Hudson, NY), Barbara Lax (Chatham, NY), Joan Levitt (Staatsburg, NY), Paul Miller (Chatham, NY), Wendy Noyes (Spencertown, NY), Moira O’Grady (Spencertown, NY), Marvin Raidman (Bayside, NY), Georgia Ranney (Valatie, NY), Valerie Richmond (Hillsdale, NY), Trudi Roth (East Chatham, NY), Joel Russell (Old Chatham, NY), Anita Schermerhorn (Nassau, NY), Joel Schiller (Valatie, NY), Amy Silberkleit (Mt. Vernon, NY), Cecilia Sinclair (Hudson, NY), Sarah Sterling (Hudson, NY), Willard Ulmer (Chatham, NY), Marlene Vidibor (Ghent, NY), Karl Volk (Poughkeepsie, NY), Steve Wildermuth (Ghent, NY), and Janet Zuckerman (Mamaroneck, NY).

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please see http://www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693.

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Photo captions:
“Moth and Bee” by Sarah Sterling
“Three Crows Bowl” by Moira O’Grady
“Musical Offering” by Joel Schiller
“Nesting Pear” Patricia Gravett
“South Mountain Pines” by Amy Silberkleit

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